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RIP Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, 1937-2014

Getty Image Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was probably more well known for his fight behind bars than any fight he had in the ring, has died today at the age of 76. From Yahoo: He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep. Carter spent 19 years in prison...
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UFC on Fox 11 Live Results And Discussion: Competent Big Men Back In Orlando

Getty Image UFC finally has a card on at a time I can actually watch the whole damn thing, hooray! Of course, I can watch the whole damn thing because I’LL BE IN ATTENDANCE! SO WILL BURNSY, EXCEPT HE’S MEDIA BECAUSE HE’S BETTER THAN ME! YELLING! See, it’s outbursts like that are why I’ll never be considered media. Anyway, UFC on Fox 11 looks to be a super awesome card ...
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The Best And Worst Of Smackdown 4/18/14: Tonight Your Luck Rans Out

WWE No! Paige! The eye makeup is a target! This is gonna get ugly. Pre-show Notes: - Thanks for the extra shares last week guys! I put out the call, and you guys delivered beyond what I was expecting — now, how ’bout we make it a regular thing? Your support keeps those existential blues away when it’s 2:30 AM on a Friday night and I’m staring at a blank page trying to think...
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One More For The Angel, Michigan State’s Tribute To Princess Lacey Is Amazing

YouTube Twenty-two seconds, I think. That’s about how far I got into this tribute to Lacey Holsworth before the allergies started kicking in. Michigan State’s Athletics Department uploaded this special tribute to Princess Lacey today, as there’s never really going to be a time that anyone could stop celebrating the life of the Spartans’ biggest fan. Lacey, of course, passed...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best And Worst Of Impact Wrestling 4/17/14: Lions And Tigers and Bros, Oh My!

Via Impact WrestlingRoar! Hey special friends! Let’s kick this long weekend into high gear, or at the very least a solid neutral, and talk about wrestling! But first: - Meet Me There, the movie written by my very best friend that I’m sure you’ve heard of by now, has announced new screening in select cities! They could be close to you! Go check and see! - This week at The Mandible...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE upset with Nancy Grace over Warrior death coverage

HLN Video Hey, remember when The Ultimate Warrior died and Nancy Grace brought on Diamond Dallas Page to openly suggest Warrior died from steroids, brought in totally unrelated doctor who said things like “anabolic steroids are probably used by 1% of Americans,” then put together a list of wrestlers who died young to suggest Owen Hart died from drugs? Yeah, turns out WWE wasn’t...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tottenham Fans Have Made Flyers To Help Find ‘Lost’ Erik Lamela

Via Twitter It’s safe to say that Erik Lamela’s first season with Tottenham has been a complete bust, namely because I spent about an hour reading random reports about him, and I can’t find anyone who has anything nice to say about him. Well, if you count the details of the expectations that the team and fans had for him, then those were all pretty nice, but once you get into...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Larrazabal Was Attacked By Hornets And Reacted Very Accordingly

Via Twitter Regardless of what the European announcer on this clip tries to tell us, nothing about what happened to Pablo Larrazabal at the Malaysian Open was even remotely funny. The golfer was attacked by a swarm of hornets and reportedly stung about 20 times, before he had to jump in the water to escape them. Okay, I have to admit that while I watched the opening of the clip,...
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Even The Derrick Rose Action Figures Have Given Up Hope

YouTubeNow with KUNG FU SITTING action! If you haven’t familiarized yourself with the story of Derrick Rose, his career table of contents on Wikipedia will catch you up: Via Wikipedia If that wasn’t depressing enough, even the Derrick Rose action figures are starting to come with “sorry, dude’s gonna be injured if you try to stand him up on your desk” disclaimers. By way...
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Let’s Relive The Time The Secret Service Threatened To Shoot Mr. Met If He Got Near The President

Getty Image Sports mascots are a lot of fun and the beloved Mr. Met might be top of the heap (unless you’re a dirty, scruffy Phillies fan). It’s only fitting that they’d finally get a chance to shine in print with AJ Mass’ new memoir, Yes, It’s Hot in Here — Adventures in the Weird, Wooly World of Sports Mascots, about his time under the mask as Mr. Met from 1994-1997...
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With Leather’s Watch This: The Yankees And Cubs Remind Us About Rule 6.08(c)

Via MLB Way back when I was a young, ignorant pre-teen, years before I’d just become a full-blown idiot, I was obsessed with reading and learning the rules of Major League Baseball. I figured that if knowing the rules didn’t make me a better baseball player, it would at least give me a backup plan to become an umpire. Funny thing, though – I read a few pages and gave up, because...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker Wrote That He’s Leaving Duke For The NBA In A Sports Illustrated Op-Ed

Via SI As a lot of people expected from the start of his college career with the Duke Blue Devils, Jabari Parker is a one-and-done. To his credit, though, he kept most of us in suspense during the season, NCAA Tournament, and especially in the weeks since Duke was bounced by Mercer. He made his decision official today in a piece for Sports Illustrated that he co-wrote with Jeff Benedict...
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‘Seminoles’ Is The ‘Royals’ Parody That Should Have Never Ever Been Made

Via YouTube Here is a music video for a song entitled, “Seminoles,” which is a parody of Lorde’s “Royals” that is coming long after it was still cool to make parodies of Lorde’s “Royals.” This one comes to us from Generation Sketch, which is a comedy troupe at the University of Florida, and that would explain why this appears to be a video that humorously compares...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Just in time for the playoffs: Puck Cakes,' pucks you can eat

The NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs got underway last night in true NHL fashion, with three games being decided by one goal, including a very exciting overtime affair in Tampa Bay, as the Lightning lost 5-4 to the Montreal Canadiens. Unfortunately, I’m still trying to figure out how the new NHL playoff system works, because people are talking about things like brackets and seeds and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best And Worst Of Rener Gracie And Eve Torres’ Marriage

Via YouTube A few days ago, friend of CM Punk and sparring dummy of Ed O’Neil, Rener Gracie married the delightful Eve Torres. As with any wedding, there were numerous highs and lows, so in proper With Leather fashion, here are the Bests and Worsts of the Gracie-Torres wedding. Best: Adorable couples getting hitched With all due respect to Alex “Ay Yo A-Lo” Lopez, Rener and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Soccer stadium full of fans sporting flares

Via YouTube We’ve already covered crazy soccer fans throwing flares at players and trying to burn down a stadium, so here’s the logical followup: a Greek Cup match between PAOK and Olympiacos was delayed for over an hour because of a pre-match bit where a stadium full of crazy soccer fans lit flares. Somebody seriously thought this was a good idea. The visual is stunning, you...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Wants To Steal Renee Young Away From WWE And That Is Not Okay

Via WWEFanNation Also, join us in telling ESPN “no, stop it, what are you doing, leave us alone.” In a report from The Observer that will be gasp-inducing to wrestling fans and a relief to people who hate all the “RENEE!!” tweets on Monday nights, ESPN is “very interested” in signing away WWE’s Renee Young. I know, I’m clutching my pearls, too. For those of you who...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tucker Max And John Calipari Are Our Picks For #TrueDetectiveSeason2

Via Twitter The obvious question to ask when looking at this photo of University of Kentucky coach John Calipari flying on a private jet with Duke grad and professional babe-banging storyteller Tucker Max is: How? How do these two men, so seemingly different in their lifestyles and careers, end up together on a private jet, flying to watch the Chicago Bulls play the Charlotte Bobcats...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s What Archery Looks Like From The Target’s Perspective

Via YouTube If you’ve ever wanted to know what it looks like to get shot with a bunch of arrows, now’s your chance. In this video, we see things from an archery target’s point of view moments before, during, and after it gets hit. We in the business call it being “Boromir’d.” It’s like a William Tell simulator. YouTube user deadsanta puts it better than I ever could...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

With Leather’s Watch This: Our Favorite Exotic Dancers Welcome Back Baseball

Vivid With baseball about 1/1000th of the way into its season, the Stanley Cup Playoffs starting tonight, and the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, I figured it’s as good of a time as any to bring back our nightly sports listings, so it’s not just one sentence and a picture of boobies. Although, I don’t think most of you would complain. It was also perfect timing with our...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Hernandez Got Nice And Pervy While A Woman Ate A $25 Hot Dog

Speaking of Keith Hernandez, the New York Mets legend and SNY baseball commentator had plenty of time to check out the scenery in Phoenix last night, as the Mets manhandled the Arizona Diamondbacks for a 9-0 blowout. In the top of the 5th, with the Mets already up 9-0, Hernandez got a look at one of those infamous $25 Chase Field hot dogs that we’ve all heard so much about, and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

George Brett Met Lorde And No, Only One Of Them Is 60 Years Old

Via Twitter If you’ve been following the story close (and I’m sure you have), New Zealand teenager Lorde had a smash hit with the song ‘Royals.’ You’ve probably heard it. It turns out she got inspiration for the song from a photo of Kansas City Royals legend George Brett in a back issue of National Geographic. She had no idea who he was or what he did, he just had ...
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UFC Fight Night 40 Results And Live Discussion

Getty Image Wednesday nights are all right for fighting is what nobody has ever told me ever. Someone must have told that to Dana White, though, since UFC Fight Night 40 (or The Ultimate Fighter: Nations finale if you’re nasty) is coming to us from Quebec on a Wednesday night! Immediately following the live fights, we’ve got the premiere episode of The Ultimate Fighter 19, featuring...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vintage Best And Worst: WWE NXT 6/15/10 Season 2 Episode 2

Via Hulu Pre-show notes: - This week’s episode is available on Hulu if you’d like to follow along. - If you missed our season 1 retro recap, you can check out every episode here. The good news is that you’ve only missed one episode of season 2, so head over to the NXT season 2 tag page and catch up on that, too. - Follow us on Twitter @withleather, follow me personally @MrBrandonStroud...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brooklyn Cyclones’ ‘Seinfeld’ Night Is Real And Will Be Spectacular

Via Twitter July 5 marks the 25th anniversary to the day of the airing of the very first episode of Seinfeld, the iconic NBC sitcom that changed the way we think about primetime comedy. But while NBC execs celebrate it by canceling show after show and pulling their hair out trying to recapture that magic, the good, old Brooklyn Cyclones are honoring it the only way they know how...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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